The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – announced the following list of professional and bucket list items have been donated for their annual auction at World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PST in the North Hall Room N263 and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. PST next door in North Hal Room N262. Bidding can also be done online.

“We have some tremendous sports and travel packages in the CIM auction this year,” said Mike Philipps, Chairman of the CIM Auction Committee, “These items offer the opportunity for some once-in-a-lifetime travel while supporting a great cause at the same time.”

This year’s CIM auction offers bucket list sports and vacation packages including: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR tickets; the Kentucky Derby, Monterey Bay package; New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Nashville travel packages; college football tickets, quail hunts and much more!

While the list continues to grow, as of Jan. 17, items include:

Allen-Villere Partners - New Orleans stay and quail hunt for three hunters


Anderson Concrete - Golf at Muirfield Village, Dublin, OH


AOE - Social media audit 


Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. - Kentucky Derby package for two


Bay Area Friends of CIM/California State University CIM Patrons - Escape to Seascape and experience beautiful Monterey Bay 


Bradford Renaissance Portraits - Exclusive family portrait


Buzzi Unicem USA - University of Tennessee football tickets


California State University CIM Patrons - Chico experience package for four 


Capital Genealogy - Two hours of geneaological research 


CEMEX - Florida Gators football tickets 


CEMEX - Sports weekend package for four in Los Angeles


Central Concrete Supply Co, a U.S. Concrete Co. - San Francisco travel package for two


Conco Companies - Napa Valley weekend 


Concrete Supply Company - Outdoor sportsman’s package - Deeply discounted placement fee


Doosan-Bobcat – Remote-control Bobcat T190 toys 


Doug and Kelly Guerrero - “Final Game at the Stick” print and miniature helmet signed by Dwight Clark 


Doug and Kelly Guerrero - Pair of pen and ink limited prints by concrete industry artist Bill Gearhart 


Dunn Investment Company - Quail hunting at Circle M Plantation in Mississippi


Erie Strayer Company - Lenovo Ideapad 15.6-inch laptop


Fastenal - Signed diecast car with hat and racing flag 


FiberForce by ABC Polymer - Bandon Dunes Golf 


Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete bowl 


Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete mason jar


Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete business cards


Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete coasters 


General Motors Fleet - NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 tickets 


Holliday Rock - Los Angeles Lakers tickets 


Housby - $1,500 gift certificate to Golf Galaxy 


John Deere Construction and Forestry Division - XUV825M gator with upgrades 


Las Animas Concrete - Seascape beach resort condo 


Lehigh Hanson, Inc. - San Francisco Giants tickets 


Martin Concrete Construction, Inc. - iPad Pro 


Martin Marietta Materials - Dallas Cowboys tickets 


Matt Childs of Grapevine Wine Tours - Two gift certificates to Grapevine Wine tours 


Miles Sand and Gravel - Sailgating at University of Washington Pac 12 Champion Husky game and weekend in Seattle 


MTSU CIM Patrons - Houseboat rental 


MTSU CIM Patrons - Nashville experience package for two


National Precast Concrete Association - The Precast Show registration and hotel


National Precast Concrete Association Foundation - Certificate to Tequila of the Month club


NJIT Northeast CIM Patrons - New York City weekend for two


Ozinga Bros., Inc. - Sports weekend for four in Chicago


Portland Cement Association - Hotel del Coronado two-night stay 


Ready Mix USA - University of Alabama football tickets 


Ritchie Bros. and IronPlanet: Best Together - Wine country getaway for two


Rogers Group Inc. - Hog hunting in Tennessee mountains for two  


Rush Enterprises, Inc. - Dallas Cowboys tickets 


Sandler Training - Two one-day sales or sales management training programs for up to 25 people 


Seaglass Fine Art Photography, a Thomas Fallon Company - Fine art print 

Shane Xu - Freshwater pearl necklace 


Silvi Group Companies, Inc. - Wine from Larry Silvi’s personal collection


Stego Industries LLC - Anaheim Ducks hockey tickets 


Stoneway Concrete – Seattle Mariners tickets 


Superior Concrete Materials, Inc. A U.S. Concrete Company - Explore Your Nation’s Capital travel package 


Texas State CIM Patrons - San Antonio Spurs tickets plus travel


Thomas Fallon Photography - Photography session


United Rentals, Inc. - PGA Tour FedEx Cup Championship for two 


U.S. Concrete – Redi-Mix Concrete - Dallas Sports for four 


U.S. Concrete – NYC Division - Unforgettable weekend in New York City 


VCNA Prairie LLC - Chicago Blackhawk tickets 


Vulcan Materials - Washington Redskins tickets


Webcor - Sailing San Francisco Bay 


Wirtgen America, Inc. - Welcome to Nashville “Home of Country Music” package 


Woodland Tilt-Up - Miami Dolphins football tickets 


World of Concrete - $500 Marriott gift certificate


In addition to on-site bidding, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website. All items are available for bid whether in attendance at the show or not. Bidding can begin on the 100+ items in the silent auction immediately and continue bidding on any mobile device straight through the event. The live auction items will only be available for bidding during the event itself, but can be bid on either in person or on-line. Auction participation instructions are available on the CIM website at

Receiving tremendous support from the concrete industry, the CIM program was the first of its kind in United States – a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The need for such a program was recognized through the RMC 2000 movement in 1994 and was put into action by the Tennessee concrete industry. The end-result was a partnership between the concrete industry and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to develop the CIM program, implementing it with its first two students in 1996, and producing its first graduates in 2000. Since its humble beginning, the CIM program has expanded and now in addition to MTSU, it is offered at California State University, Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Today there are more than 380 students pursuing degrees in Concrete Industry Management, and hundreds of CIM graduates working in the concrete industry.

The goal of the program is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic construction management, who are knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. It entails a broad range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics. A series of required business courses such as finance, marketing, management and business law are also taken throughout the length of the program.

The concrete-specific courses teach the fundamentals of concrete, properties and testing, concrete construction and more. All of these courses provide much more than what is simply in the text – they emphasize problem solving, quality assurance and customer satisfaction. They utilize practical case studies and an internship to make sure the student obtains real-world experience essential to starting a successful career. Additional opportunities include on-campus socials and other events providing industry networking and professional development.

The CIM program has, and continues to provide future leaders for the concrete industry. To learn more about the program, visit